The tree is ready for gifts now. How about yours? Are you an early gift buyer? I'm not.
So, my tree is hanging out, all alone, expecting more. The thing reminds me of the long ago years when people waited for the Messiah. They were hoping, but not expecting.
And then a baby came.
The gifts we give to each other are often not the ones the receiver wanted, requested, or expected.
God gave His Son in an unpredicted manner. The people were anticipating a Super Hero, wearing a crown, blazing out of nowhere and riding into their midst on a white horse. At least that's the image most imagined.
The best gifts are the astonishing ones.
Accept with Awe.